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In The Heart Of The Sea

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 9780143126812
Genre : History
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Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex—which inspired Melville's classic Moby Dick—and its doomed crew's 90-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats, in a book that is the basis of the forthcoming film directed by Ron Howard. Reissue.

In The Heart Of The Sea Young Readers Edition

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 9781101998076
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The New York Times bestselling and National Book Award winning In the Heart of the Sea, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard, adapted by the author for young readers. On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-one-man crew, including the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in three leaky boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with barely any supplies and little hope. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued 4,500 miles away, off the coast of South America. Of the twenty-one castaways, only eight survived, including young Thomas. Based on his New York Times best-seller In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essex through the sailors own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork, and tells the tale of one of the great true-life adventure stories. "Horrifyingly engrossing." —Kirkus Reviews "A compelling saga of desperation and survival." —School Library Journal

In The Heart Of The Sea

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whale Ship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick | Summary Book Preview: One of the things that makes this book so much more interesting is that there are different accounts from different persons who went through the ordeal, as well as experiences of past and more recent men who have been in the same or similar position as the men of the Essex. This book highlighted the fight, bravery, and sacrifice these men went through from starting off by doing something their forefathers did and then watching it turn into their worst nightmare while still waiting for divine intervention to come to their rescue. They gave up their homes and families to be at sea for years at a time and if they were lucky enough to make it home alive, would only have a couple of months to spend with their loved ones. This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book This Book Contains: * Summary Of The Entire Book * Chapter By Chapter Breakdown * Analysis Of The Reading Experience Download Your Copy Today

360 Degrees Of Reading

Author : W. E. Poplaski
ISBN : 9781598583793
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What do Richard Dawkins, Jackie Robinson, and St Teresa have in common? .They all can be found in this book! 360 of Reading is a literature reference guide for high school students. It makes a great stocking stuffer at Christmas, or 'end of school year' gift for that special student. Any student who wants to read great literature will benefit from this book. It has reference pages for 360 books that cover novels, drama, poetry, and a broad range of non-fiction. Each reference page includes bibliographic information, a descriptive note, keywords and more. Furthermore, the books are indexed by author, country of origin, date of first publication, and keywords. It also has an appendix listing an additional forty titles. Twenty-four books by Pulitzer Prize winners and twenty-six books by Nobel Prize in Literature winners are among the works listed in this reference guide."

Enoch S Voyage

Author : Enoch Carter Cloud
ISBN : UOM:39015032093976
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The diary of a young man from Ohio recounts his thirty-two months as a sailor aboard the Henry Kneeland out of New Bedford, describes his hardships and adventures, and details his spiritual concerns

The Delectable Negro

Author : Vincent Woodard
ISBN : 9781479849260
Genre : History
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Winner of the 2015 LGBT Studies award presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation Scholars of US and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. Vincent Woodard takes the enslaved person’s claims of human consumption seriously, focusing on both the literal starvation of the slave and the tropes of cannibalism on the part of the slaveholder, and further draws attention to the ways in which Blacks experienced their consumption as a fundamentally homoerotic occurrence. The Delectable Negro explores these connections between homoeroticism, cannibalism, and cultures of consumption in the context of American literature and US slave culture. Utilizing many staples of African American literature and culture, such as the slave narratives of OlaudahEquiano, Harriet Jacobs, and Frederick Douglass, as well as other less circulated materials like James L. Smith’s slave narrative, runaway slave advertisements, and numerous articles from Black newspapers published in the nineteenth century, Woodard traces the racial assumptions, political aspirations, gender codes, and philosophical frameworks that dictated both European and white American arousal towards Black males and hunger for Black male flesh. Woodard uses these texts to unpack how slaves struggled not only against social consumption, but also against endemic mechanisms of starvation and hunger designed to break them. He concludes with an examination of the controversial chain gang oral sex scene in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, suggesting that even at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century, we are still at a loss for language with which to describe Black male hunger within a plantation culture of consumption.

The Essex And The Whale Melville S Leviathan Library And The Birth Of Moby Dick

Author : R. D. Madison
ISBN : 9781440850080
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This fascinating anthology introduces readers to the literary side of Herman Melville's whaling world with an unprecedented collection of the original whaling texts from which Melville drew to create his masterpiece, Moby-Dick. • Offers the full text of Owen Chase's Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex and lengthy excerpts from the texts of Melville's other whaling books, gathered in one handy compendium • Presents an introduction and primary source selection by internationally known Melville scholar R. D. Madison (associate general editor of the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of the Writings of Herman Melville) • Provides readers with a stand-alone coherent picture of whaling lore and the response to the Essex disaster in Melville's time through the selection of primary sources

Sea Of Glory

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 1440649103
Genre : History
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"A treasure of a book."—David McCullough A New York Times Notable Book America's first frontier was not the West; it was the sea, and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling In the Heart of the Sea Philbrick probed the nightmarish dangers of the vast Pacific. Now, in an epic sea adventure, he writes about one of the most ambitious voyages of discovery the Western world has ever seen—the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842. On a scale that dwarfed the journey of Lewis and Clark, six magnificent sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean and ended up naming the newly discovered continent of Antarctica, collecting what would become the basis of the Smithsonian Institution. Combining spellbinding human drama and meticulous research, Philbrick reconstructs the dark saga of the voyage to show why, instead of being celebrated and revered as that of Lewis and Clark, it has—until now—been relegated to a footnote in the national memory. Winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize

Wreck Of The Whale Ship Essex The Complete Illustrated Edition

Author : Owen Chase
ISBN : 9780760348123
Genre : History
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The Extraordinary and distressing memoir that inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

Contemporary Authors

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : 0787667013
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

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